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Welcome to the Chelsea, Vermont web site. Please note that this site is designed primarily for use by genealogists and is not intended to be the official town site.

Links to external web sites are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or approval of any of the products, services or opinions contained in any external web site. Please direct your research questions to the appropriate Town Offices as listed on the town pages or to the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration at Vermont State Archives

Town Government

Villages and hamlets in Chelsea include: Chelsea, Chelsea West Hill, and Kennedy Corners.

It should be noted that Town Clerks as a rule no longer will perform research but will assist researchers when they visit the town offices.

For current information for Chelsea, visit their website at: Town of Chelsea

Orange County Probate Court

For current information for the court, visit their website at: Orange County Probate Court

Chelsea Public Library

Visit the Chelsea town website as shown above and select the Chelsea Public Library option.

Chelsea History

   Excerpt from Child's 1887 Gazetteer

Chelsea Historical Society

Chelsea Historical Society, PO Box 447, Chelsea, VT  05038
Museum, VT Route 110, Main Street, Chelsea, VT
Mailing Address: 274 East Randolph Road, Chelsea, VT 05038
Phone: 802-685-4447
Contact: Ernest Kennedy, President

The society maintains an 1830 residence with period rooms. There are manuscripts, costumes, memorabilia, and items of local interest.

Hours and Admission: by appointment. Not accessible to the disabled.

Chelsea Vital Statistics

    1790 Orange County

Census reporting ends with the 1820 census. There were over 50 separate items of data gathered in the 1830 census. That fact and that names are not in alphabetical order make it impractical to report later years.

Chelsea Schools

Chelsea Elementary and High School

Chelsea Churches

United Church of Chelsea

West Hill United Methodist Church, 366 Brook Road, Chelsea, VT 05038 (802) 685-4688

Cemetery Information

In July 2004 Robert S. Boyce of Chelsea assembled a DVD, hereafter referred to as the DVD, containing information about cemeteries in Chelsea. On Aug 18, 2011 he granted permission for me to use his work in this website. My thanks go to Mr. Boyce for his magnificent efforts. The sections entitled Introduction and Chelsea Roads have not been changed. Values for GPS coordinates were derived from the  DVD and have not been verified by myself.

The Chelsea Cemeteries DVD

Digging Deep Unearthing the Mysteries of Burial and Cemetery Laws

Orange County Cemeteries Courtesy of Paul DesTroismaisons and Janice Boyko. Some listings of interments and GoogleMaps.

Following is a list of all cemeteries in Chelsea with directions as to how to reach each one. Photos of the cemeteries, performed by Mr. Boyce, were extracted from the DVD. Please click on the image to see a full size view.

Cemetery Listings

Allen

                       

Blaisdell-Laird-Ladd

               

Boardman

               

Corwin

                                       

Flint

       

Gilman

               

Goodridge

               

Highland

                       

Lincoln

                                       

Noyes

               

Old Chelsea

                       

Riverside

Spear

                       

Spiller

               

Wallace

                           

West Hill

                                   

Wiggins

                           

Wills

               

Other Chelsea Links

Northeastern US Waterfalls -- A list of waterfalls in the Northeastern US among which some may be located in Chelsea.
Some Old Photos of Chelsea --  Select Map/Keyword Search and select the town.
Vermont Historical Gazetteer - Courtesy: Rod Skinner    Local History for Vermont towns.
HomePage for Upper Connecticut River Valley    Lots of other genealogical information.
Cyndi's List for Orange County Vermont
Other Listings of Interest, Courtesy - Janice Boyko

Bibliography

    Orange County Bibliography

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